Missed out on Panorama last year? Don't make that mistake again.
After last year's success, the music festival will take over Randall's Island the weekend of July 28th through July 30th once again.
Seriously, this is definitely the year you should try to go, because the lineup is completely f*cking amazing.
On Friday, Frank Ocean will be headlining, followed by Tame Impala on Saturday, and Nine Inch Nails on Sunday. Next to them, the following biggest artists will be Solange, Alt-J, and A Tribe Called Quest.
Other notable artists include MGMT, Girl Talk, Vance Joy, Spoon, Justice, Tyler the Creator, and many, many more.
Three day passes will go for $282, while single day tickets are $99 each. No one's sure what perks they'll be getting but the three day VIP passes will be sold for $650.
Last year, VIPs got special sidestage viewing, couches, exclusive food and drink stands, and more, so it's safe to say this year's experience will be equally luxe.
Who says all the fun goes down on the West Coast? Check out the full lineup below.
Of course, you do have to address the old Chick-fil-a conundrum. Do you want to give your money to a festival run by a dude that reportedly funds anti-LGBTQ organizations?
As reported by The Fader last week, Philip Anschutz, CEO of AEG, had donated vast sums of money to organizations that stand in stark opposition to the campaigning efforts some of the headlining bands in this year's Coachella lineup.
While none of these donations were made to Drumpf himself, nearly all of it went to Republican PAC's. Of course, upon hearing that some of that was going to anti-LGBTQ causes, he reportedly ceased sending money, coming out later denying that he'd ever consciously done so to begin with.
As reported by The Advocate, Anschutz says:
“Recent claims published in the media that I am anti-LGBTQ are nothing more than fake news — it is all garbage. I unequivocally support the rights of all people without regard to sexual orientation. We are fortunate to employ a wealth of diverse individuals throughout our family of companies, all of whom are important to us — the only criteria on which they are judged is the quality of their job performance; we do not tolerate discrimination in any form.
"Both The Anschutz Foundation and I contribute to numerous organizations that pursue a wide range of causes. Neither I nor the Foundation fund any organization with the purpose or expectation that it would finance anti-LGBTQ initiatives, and when it has come to my attention or the attention of The Anschutz Foundation that certain organizations either the Foundation or I have funded have been supporting such causes, we have immediately ceased all contributions to such groups."
So is it a festival indirectly funding hate groups, or is it just another case of an oil magnate getting dragged in public before he can even backpedal? Who knows?
To summarize: Anschutz owns AEG. AEG owns Goldenvoice. Goldenvoice puts on both Coachella and Panorama. Music festivals are fun except when they fund hate. Anschutz apparently doesn't fund hate, and Chick-fil-a didn't event the chicken, they just perfected the chicken sandwich. Questions?[via Gothamist] [Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]